Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
The Golden Globes aren’t until next month but we already know Oprah Winfrey will be bringing home an award.
The 63-year-old actress and media mogul will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMile Award when the annual awards show celebrates its 75th anniversary next month.
The award is reserved for stars who “made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” and we can’t think of a better fit than Lady O.
“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” HFPA President Meher Tatna said in a statement.
“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as Chairman, CEO and Founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards.”
Past recipients of the prestigious honor include Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Steven Spielberg, Robert DeNiro, George Clooney and Meryl Streep, among others.
Oprah shared the good news on social media on Wednesday.
We’re already gearing up to take in Oprah’s next big role as Mrs. Which in Ava DuVernay’s, A Wrinkle In Time, due out March 9.
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs live January 7 on NBC.